HIGHER EDUCATION RESEARCH Posted on October 30, 2018 (September 11, 2019) by APHRC Admin RESEARCH // WHAT WE DO // HIGHER EDUCATION RESEARCH RESEARCH UNITS RESEARCH CAPACITY STRENGTHENING POLICY ENGAGEMENT & COMMUNICATIONS FELLOWSHIPS PARTNERSHIPS WITH UNIVERSITIES RESEARCH ON HIGHER EDUCATION COMMUNICATIONS Knowledge Management Policy Engagement Aging and Development Education and Youth Empowerment Health and Systems for Health Maternal and Child Wellbeing Population Dynamics and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Urbanization and Wellbeing Data and Measurement HIGHER EDUCATION RESEARCH Higher education is critical to Africa’s development yet African universities and scholars contribute very little to the global knowledge economy. The Center’s approach is to conduct research that broadens understanding of the impact, the value of existing research capacity initiatives and to identify what works to make higher education systems relevant and sustainable in Africa. We generate knowledge for more strategic decision-making on research capacity strengthening programs, while cascading the same to institutions of higher education in Africa. OVERVIEW The Higher Education Research unit through conducting relevant research in higher education: Addresses gaps in higher education, including research capacity in higher education institutions across the continent. Broadens understanding of the impact and value of existing research capacity initiatives and what works to make higher education systems relevant and sustainable in Africa. Generates knowledge that contributes to making more strategic and high-value decisions with respect to research capacity strengthening programs, while cascading the same to higher education institutions around the continent.